Chris Brown's Father: My Son Is "Remorseful"

  • Chris Brown's father claims that his son is "very remorseful" about his actions: "He's very remorseful. He's very concerned about the situation and he wants to make sure that [Rihanna's] okay," says Clinton Brown. [People]
  • "This is unfortunate, this stumble, this situation," Brown continues, "Hopefully, he will get past it. We all have our shortcomings. We all trip." [People]
  • Did Rihanna wear a jewel-encrusted eye patch to last year's American Music Awards to hide injuries from Brown? Police are now investigating. Sigh. [TheSun]
  • Kerry Washington has spoken up in support of Rihanna: "I don't know the details of their situation, but I do know this is an issue that can't go ignored," Washington says, "If we talk about violence against women, my hope is we don't talk about it as petty gossip but as a social illness that must end. So if that's what's going on, then we need to all be aware this is a problem that goes from the Congo to Hollywood and everywhere in between." [People]
  • Zac Efron almost ditched acting for a college degree: "My life was set, I was going to go to college, I was going to try to do something great, like be a doctor," he said. "It didn't really work out. I decided after I had done High School Musical and after I had done a couple of films that I wanted to go to college to study films. I had friends in the program and they just raved about it. I was so jealous that they were there. After I was accepted to go, I was deferred for one year and since then, I haven't really had time to go back."[ShowbizSpy]
  • Hugh Jackman is pulling for Heath Ledger at this year's Academy Awards: "I can't hide the fact that I would really love for that honor to be bestowed upon him," Jackman says, "It would be fitting and I think he deserves it." [People]
  • Katy Perry was surprised to find herself on a best-dressed list for once, after her Grammy Dress received high praise: "Usually I'm worst dressed on the red carpet," Perry says of the dress, "That was actually a plan-B dress. I had a dress specially made but it just didn't work. My stylist managed to find somewhere that was open just before the ceremony and he managed to find that one. It was so lucky. That was just my moment where I could look grown up and pretty."[ShowbizSpy]
  • Dreamy James Franco reportedly wore "a blond wig, gold sparkly bra and purple high-heeled pumps" to accept his Hasty Pudding award at Harvard University. "''I couldn't ask for anything more. I've made it,'' Franco said. [NYTimes]
  • Sparkly vampire Robert Pattinson says he wishes he had more time to sign autographs for fans: "You have to rush through everything so much," he says. "I just feel terrible every single time because people have queued up since 4 o'clock in the morning for five seconds...and that's it. I feel quite bad half the time." That sound you just heard was 8 billion 12 year old squealing, "Awwww!" [ShowbizSpy]
  • Contrary to earlier reports, Lindsay Lohan has not signed on for a remake of Nightmare on Elm Street. [JustJared]
  • Meanwhile, Lindsay's mom, Dina, is in a bit of tax trouble, and owes roughly $12,000 in property taxes. "My ex is in arrears for child support, and I think it has come from that area," Dina says, "Somebody out there is trying to do something to sabotage me and my family."[PageSix]
  • Brandon Flowers of The Killers says that fatherhood has changed his views on romance: "I know the right time to send flowers. Sometimes it's not on the calendar and it's not about Valentine's Day - it's knowing when to do it. Now of course a romantic evening is all about getting the baby to bed early. That's when the romance begins."[ContactMusic]
  • Is Chace Crawford dating Matt Damon's little sister? [PageSix]
  • "Eighty is just a number. A lot of people are old at 40.It's too late for vanity. If I was 30, maybe, I'd say, 'Hey, that's not a good angle.' But there is no good angle now. So you just kinda accept it and go ahead."-Clint Eastwood[Guardian]
  • Mandy Moore is allegedly considering asking her ex, DJ AM, to DJ at her upcoming wedding to Ryan Adams.[DailyExpress]
  • Peter Gabriel has pulled out of the Oscars after the show's producers cut his stage time down to a measly 65 seconds. Meanwhile, the "How the Oscars Are Made And Why They Are Awesome" montage that nobody cares about will still clock in at approximately 9 hours and 54 seconds. [Reuters]
  • Olympic Swimmer Amanda Beard is engaged to photographer Sasha Brown: "We got engaged on Christmas day," Beard says, "It was really simple. We decided to do Christmas by ourselves in our house in Tuscon. He had a little Tiffany's box, and it was hidden in this Santa statue that we had — his little sack — and it was perfect." Related: I am 12, because I read "his little sack" and immediately started laughing. [USMagazine]
  • Morrissey is totally bored with today's music scene. "I think everyone is quite boring in music. I can't see any voices who are taking the plunge and risking anything," he says, "They're padding down the plank and everyone's just lining up and accepting awards. It's very, very difficult for me and very distressing. I can't see anyone who's very individualistic." The singer then paused and added, "What difference does it make? I'm too tired. I'm so sick and tired. And I'm feeling very sick and ill today. But I'm still fond of Hortense, whoa-oh."[ShowbizSpy]